Definition: Stock levels / Opening / (EU-b) Stocks held for other EU Member States under official agreement (Code 10_1281EU02)
EU-b. Stocks held for other EU Member States under official agreement (Category EU-b) at the beginning of the period: Include stocks in one country's national territory which are held for another EU Member State and to which access is guaranteed in accordance with the provisions of Directive 2009/119/EC. In the EU, emergency stocks may be held for another EU Member State pursuant to a delegation request of the Government, the Central Stockholding Entity or the obligated Economic Operators of the other Member State. The necessary modalities for holding stocks within the EU are stipulated in articles 7 and 8 of the Directive 2009/119/EC.
Council Directive 2009/119/EC of 14 September 2009 imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products